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Iowa and other states look into ways to curb the unchecked growth of the livestock industry. Growers oppose new regulations, but the experts agree the amount of animal waste threatens water quality and is unsustainable in the long run.
Stephens County Judge Michael Roach and his F-150 seem to be everywhere on the night sub-zero temperatures lock Breckenridge, Texas, in the deep freeze with an unreliable supply of electricity. But wherever he goes, he’s never far from a volunteer, public employee, or anonymous benefactor who are all trying to help their community pull through.
“State of panic” exists for many families who are dealing with lack of power, water, and heat in Texas.
The winter-weather catastrophe in Texas is just one more reminder that we can no longer say “something like that would never happen here.”
A Kentucky junkyard, covered in fresh snow, is much more than stereotypical hillbilly imagery. It's a reflection of our complex relationships with the resources we rely upon.
People in the coalfields sacrificed to help power the nation’s economic engine. A national economic transition plan will help ensure their future.